KRUSEMAN, COONS TOP EARL'S PERFORMERS Cory Kruseman and Jerry Coons Jr. topped the charts over the weekend of drivers earning Earl's Fast Qualifying points in USAC racing events. Kruseman was the fastest qualifier for the ...
KRUSEMAN, COONS TOP EARL'S PERFORMERS
Cory Kruseman and Jerry Coons Jr. topped the charts over the weekend of drivers earning Earl's Fast Qualifying points in USAC racing events. Kruseman was the fastest qualifier for the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint race at Ventura, Calif. Saturday, while Coons topped the qualifying at the Western Midget race at USA Race Park in Phoenix, Ariz.
Damion Gardner continues to pace the CRA FQ points, extending his record point total to 215 with a second-fast qualifying effort at Ventura. Western Midget series runner-up Jerome Rodela stands atop that series' Earl's standings after his fourth-place qualifying effort at Tucson.
Earl's points will be up for grabs this Thursday and Friday as the Budweiser Oval Nationals unfolds for the National and CRA Sprint Car Series at Perris (Calif.) Speedway. There is no qualifying Saturday.
Points are awarded at each USAC event based on an international system awarding the top-six qualifiers with points in the following scale: 1st-9, 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-3, 5th-2, 6th-1. When qualifying is not held for Ford Focus events, points are awarded based on a system of lineup points earned in the preliminary heats.
Each USAC National, Western and Ford Focus Midget Car Earl's Plumbing FQ Champion will be honored at USAC's Champions Night ceremony in Indianapolis. The National and Western FQ champs will receive $5,000 each, while the Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $1,000.
Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Josh Wise-38; 2-Dave Steele-31; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Tracy Hines-24; 5-Dave Darland-18.
Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-71; 2-Jay Drake-58; 3-Bobby East-43; 4-Josh Wise-41; 5-Justin Marvel-30.
National Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis-33; 2-Josh Wise & Jerry Coons Jr.-27; 4-Billy Wease-25; 5-Bobby East-21.
Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-44; 2-Kody Swanson-42; 3-Brian McClish-38; 4-Mike Murgoitio-34; 5-Tim Barber-27.
Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-48; 2-Garrett Hansen-27; 3-Michael Lewis & Wally Pankratz-21; 5-Robby Flock-19.
Valvoline CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-215; 2-Rip Williams-72; 3-Cory Kruseman-69; 4-Charles Davis Jr.-66; 5-Rickie Gaunt-50.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-96; 2-Stephanie Mockler & James Robertson-47; 4-Derek Fisher-36; 5-Jordan Noblitt-25.
California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-112; 2-Chase Barber-70; 3-Benny Moon & Chris Veach-62; 5-Robbie Whitchurch-61.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-73; 2-Robbie Ray-44; 3-Aron Oakley-26; 4-Michael Sboro-25; 4-Mike Ward-22.
Oklahoma Ford Focus: 1-Jasiel Randolph-18; 2-Dustin Morgan-17; 3-Evan Sewell-16; 4-Leon Bacon-15; 5-Chett Gehrke-14.
Northeast Ford Focus: 1-Stephanie Stevens-37; 2-Nick Wean-36; 3-Jeff Abold-32; 4-Brit Andersen-25; 5-Ryan Smith-20.